O Negative blood type supply on hand is at a very low level – less than one half day supply on hand with three days considered to be adequate.


It is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused into trauma patients regardless of their blood type.  This is vitally important in emergencies when there is no time to perform a blood type test!

Shannon Medical Center and United Blood Services encourage you to help them replenish the blood supply by donating at the Shannon Medical Center blood drive on Wednesday, October 19th.  It will be on the 2nd floor in the Legacy Rooms from 9am – 6.00pm.

Donor get their choice of  2 movie passes OR $10 Starbucks Gift Certificate OR $10 Gift Shop Gift Certificate PLUS FREE cholesterol check and Hero in Me Points.

Appointments are strongly encouraged, call United Blood Services Customer Contact Center 877-UBS-HERO-(877-827-4376) or 223-7500.

Go online to www.bloodhero.com & enter sponsor code:  shannon

Must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health to donate.  Donors between 16 and 22 must meet additional height and weight requirements.  16 & 17 year old donors must present a Minor Donor Permit Form signed by a parent or guardian.  The Minor Donor Permit can be found online at www.unitedbloodservices.org.